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There Are Plenty Of Reasons For Eagles To Sign Plaxico Burress

The Eagles took a major gamble two seasons ago when they signed Michael Vick. That gamble has since paid off in spades, as Vick is now one of the top quarterbacks in the league. Another gamble could soon pay off for the Birds, if they decide to go after 6’5 former Super Bowl hero wide receiver, Plaxico Burress.

Rumors were already spreading that Burress could join the Eagles when he was released from prison on Monday. He only fueled those rumors when he wore a Phillies hat on his way out , finally a free man.

Whether or not the Eagles are actually interested at this point is unknown, and Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer says that nothing he has heard from the team makes him believe they could be interested.

If that is true, the Eagles are making a mistake. If it is true that Burress is interested in coming to Philadelphia, which is what his close friend Brandon Jacobs said, they should jump on that opportunity and bring in the former Pro-Bowl receiver.

For starters, there is absolutely no comparison between Michael Vick’s ordeal and Burress. Vick made a conscious decision to break the law, lied about it, and paid the consequences. Burress didn’t know to carry the gun, but you would be hard pressed to find an injury lawyer who feels Burress was not made an example of when he was sentenced to such a harsh punishment. What Burress did was wrong, but bringing him in will not- and should not- bring the same resentment the signing of Vick did from the fans.

Having Burress in the same locker room as Vick, the man who is now the poster child for turning around a career, will only help the Eagles get value from the former Super Bowl Champion. The fact they are both friends from Virginia, and have spoken to each other during Burress’s time in prison, only makes the possibility of Burress succeeding in Philadelphia even stronger. In fact, don’t be surprised to see Burress and Vick work out together before the lock out is over- maybe even in New Jersey.

If you look past the off the field issues, Burress’s body of work speaks for itself when it comes to filling the Eagles needs. The Eagles are deep at wide receiver, but that does not mean there is no room for improvement. The Eagles talented group of wide outs are small, and in general, have come up small in the playoffs.

DeSean Jackson, the team’s number one wide out, is the number one reason fans should want to sign Burress. Jackson is one of the most explosive players in the league, but at times has shown he can be taken out of the game due to his size. Jackson burns teams with his speed, but teams that take away his vertical game are pretty much able to make him a non factor. Jackson also has trouble in the red zone due to his size, an area the Eagles offense struggled with.

In addition, Jackson has come up small in the playoffs, where in his 5 playoff games, he has had more then 3 catches only twice. He has one career post season touchdown reception, which came against Arizona in 2008.

Plaxico Burress, in many ways, fills every hole in Jacksons game. Burress is tall, fast, and physical. He has had a touchdown reception of over 40 yards every year except two in which he has been in the league, so he is also capable of being a down the field threat. Burress’s size would immediately change the Eagles red zone offense, where the 6’5 wide receiver could step on the field tomorrow and be an immediate threat. He does not have to be in peak physical shape to run 7 yards, turn and jump.

As for Burress post season play, you only need to ask the Green Bay Packers, the very team that Jackson came up small against, what a game changer Burress can be. In 11 post season games, Burress has had at least 4 catches 6 times, and has 6 career post season touchdowns.

Signing Burress does not mean the Eagles should not award Jackson with a contract, or in anyway take away balls thrown his way. A 4 wide receiver set of Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Burress and Jason Avant will be trouble for any team. With Micheal Vick in the shot gun, it may be near impossible to stop.

Burress will be inexpensive to sign, and if he is even 80 percent of the player he was 2-years ago, the Eagles will have themselves another weapon with capabilities different than every other receiver on the ball club.

The Eagles need to continue to reap the rewards of signing Vick by taking their offense to the next level and signing Burress.

Eliot Shorr-Parks

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jroc757
jroc757
June 7, 2011 10:45 am

Could you imagine a 5 wide set with D-Jax, Mac, Avant, Plex, and Cooper…….. With McCoy in the backfield and with the wheels on Mike Vick!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wowzers…….. We would be unstoppable……. How can a defense defend that……. How can a defense get prepared to cover d-jax or Plex or Vick or Mac or McCoy or Celek or Avant……… Teams will have to literally prepare for the worse!!!!!!! Why not give this eagle killer a shot……

Plex has been Bear Grilles against the Eagles……. He shot us down every shot he had against us…… We have to join forces so we can be the elite…….

jroc757
jroc757
June 7, 2011 10:48 am

D-Jax has came up short in the playoffs because of AR coaching….. We all know that if AR had a scale of 55-45 D-Jax could be the best WR in the NFL…… Reid has to realize that as much as he passes the ball he could fake a defense out by running the ball sometimes……. If you drop 8 defenders with only 5 targets to throw at how can a man make things happen?????????

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 7, 2011 11:24 am

Its funny…….the constitution gives citizens the right to bear arms. So what was the offense again?

Did he shoot someone? Did he kill someone?

No, he shot himself.

But, that wasn’t enough pain.

Let’s throw him in jail and demonize him to send a message……

“The constitution does not apply for those who were in slavery when it was drafted.”

The people should have been outraged with this sentence…I guess the government would rather have the killers, mafia, and drug dealers, be the only people that have the right to bear arms and carry freely to harrass.

But Citizens who are a productive part of society?

No!

You good guys go into places unprotected and maybe you’ll end “6” feet under.

Liberty

schiller
schiller
June 7, 2011 11:50 am

Songs, true or false —-

“Plaxico demonstrated that it was safe and a good idea for him to have a loaded gun in public”

“NYC has a problem with people carrying loaded guns around in public”

“People do dumb/unsafe stuff with loaded guns”

?

schiller
schiller
June 7, 2011 11:56 am

Songs, and if the constitution was perfect, why do we have ammendments? Was the constitution written to account for modern urban cities? Nope. So is it the only thing that applies to modern urban problems? Well it damn well shouldn’t be.

Erock
Erock
June 7, 2011 12:04 pm

Songs…good point son.

This does for the o what N.A. does for the d. Get it done,plus there duns from Va.. Vick would be so relaxed looking over and seeing Plax over any corner,safety cheated towards Snax,Maclin coverd by the nickel…Celek wide open up the seam,3rd and Avant,Shady actn shady…..dang.

Will these spoiled billionaires do something.

paulman
paulman
June 7, 2011 12:42 pm

To JRoc 757,
I love that 5 Wide formation you mentioned, Unfortunately with Coach AR/MM always trying to outsmart their oppoenents, the call would proably be a
delayed/reverse hand-off to Chad Hall who loses 3 yards .. Good Grief…

schiller
schiller
June 7, 2011 1:00 pm

Um, Paul, and Jroc – the problem with that formation has nothing to do with playcalling preferences – IT WOULD BE ILLEGAL FORMATION – 12 men on the field – (you can’t do 5 wide + a RB, whether the RB is a stud like McCoy or Paulman’s obsession “Chad Hall”….. come on now boys, fantasies are fun, but let’s come back down to earth.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 7, 2011 1:01 pm

Schill….

the constitution demonstrates that it’s safe and a good idea for him to have a loaded gun in public”

read

The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights.

wake up people!!!!!

Their sending a message that’s it’s illegal to exercise your constitutional rights, leaving the criminals to harrass citizens without inpunity.

Guns are not illegal!!!!!!!

Iggles
Iggles
June 7, 2011 1:02 pm

Wrote couple days ago, we cannot afford not to sign Burress. This article is right-on and with two other NFC east teams showing interest, we don’t need a guy with a chip on his shoulder on a team (Dallas & Skins) we play twice a year. If he turns out to be useless, let him go next year. We dodged a bullet last year with Dez Bryant going down as a another big body who beats our corners up. We don’t need to help the Skins in their rebuilding program; they won’t stay down forever as their defense is getting better each year. Get Burress on the payroll and drop the Chad Hall (5’8″-187), S. Moss (5’8″-185) types. I’d rarely advise getting a guy just to keep them off another NFC east roster, but Burress has unique physique/skills to help in situational opportunities. Vick isn’t saying a thing publicly but I’d bet he wants Plax in this offense.
@Songs… it was excessive penalty, get over it, stop the ranting; it was the NYC mayor who wanted to make an example of Burress, not Eagles fans or FO.

paulman
paulman
June 7, 2011 1:09 pm

Not so fast Schiller
In my formation, C Hall would be the Center and snap the ball back to Vick
then C Hall would loop around and crawl under the big OL & DL for a reverse Pitch from Vick while the WR all run their pass routes into the End-ZOne allowing an open for C HAll to run throw… Unfortunately, C Hall slips on the towel that lips from Vick’s game pants and falls down untouched at the
2 Yard on the last play of the game……

Stevo
Stevo
June 7, 2011 1:14 pm

5 wide would be amazing assuming we can stop the De’s, Dt’s from blitzing with our front 5. and/or have vick get the ball out fast.

Im all for Plax being here but lets not get it twisted- the D is the #1 priority. If we find out that our prize corner lands in Dal cause we were on the phone with with drew about plax….. ugh- that would suck.

What a day it would be to land both a CB and plax. Come on Players non union union- offer a counter.

schiller
schiller
June 7, 2011 1:16 pm

Songs, you said it yourself – 1791! So 2011, NYC, public saftey…. that’s the context, but the answer should come from 1791 before modern urban cities such as New York existed as they do today?!? That’s absurd.

Plax demonstrated that carrying a loaded gun around CAN be dangerous enough to cause unwanted injury. Yeah, it was himself – luckily! It totally could have fired and hit they guy walking up the stairs behind him or in front of him, or a person downstairs. And the point is, it was clearly unsafe for him to be doing it. If you don’t see that, you’re a moron (ok, maybe you don’t see that).

Stevo
Stevo
June 7, 2011 1:27 pm

just to add to the fun…. he also lied… tried to cover it up…. got teammates and training staff/coaches involved.

Im fine with him coming here but lets not drag slavery into this- it has nothing to do with that.

Think of it this way- PLAX SHOT A MAN!!! even if that man was himself.

Stevo
Stevo
June 7, 2011 1:29 pm

and BTW- guns are not illegal when you follow the laws when having one- he did not.

jroc757
jroc757
June 7, 2011 1:46 pm

@Shiller…… Some teams run 5 wide with less offensive linemen lined up……. I’ve seen the Rams in the late 90’s do so…… and early 2000’s…….. It’s all about getting the ball out quickly….. Mike Martz has done this numerous times and has been successful doing so…… You can use the Rb to chip block a defender coming around and get the ball out quickly as possible……..

btc24
btc24
June 7, 2011 1:51 pm

Songs, you have reached an all time low my friend. Your comment about guns may be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard on this discussion board. Guns are not 100% LEGAL. They are legal under certain limitations (e.g. having a permit). I mean, under your logic, it’s perfectly legal to yell that you have a bomb in an airport given that you are just exercising your first amendment right to freedom of speech.

While I agree that his sentence was a bit harsh, the circumstances could have been far worse and an innocent bystander could have easily have lost their life due to Plaxico’s gross negligence. If you’re out in public and can’t keep your gun from going off, you should not be allowed to carry one.

RealTalk777
RealTalk777
June 7, 2011 2:07 pm

It won’t hurt to add a WR of Plaxico’s caliber to the Eagles especially at the cost in which he’ll be gotten…There is low risk involved…Its not like he’ll get a maximum contract, so the Eagles will still be able to pursue free agents. The Eagles is the best fit for Plax…with the WR’s already on the roster, he won’t feel any pressure to perform (meaning he won’t have the pressures of a number 1 or 2 receiver) He’ll be able to work hisself back into playing shape…He’ll either be able to help the Eagles, or the Eagles can just cut him if he does not perform…any team is going to create a contract involving Plax, with a bunch of variables, clauses etc…

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 7, 2011 2:12 pm

alright…Let’s throw out the constitution..

there was no crime in 1791….maybe if the Indians and Blacks had the right to bear arms at that time…The law would not have been included..

I agree…things have changed…The criminals that used guns to execute mass genocide on a people now feels guns are illegal because others now have guns.

Which crime was greater?

The criminals that used guns to kill the indians and enslave blacks?

Or….Plaxico Burress shooting himself?

We can’t have it both ways…

When the constitution was drafted..there was crime…not by the Urban cities or the poor…But the occupiers.

Wake up

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 7, 2011 2:13 pm

Again…Guns are not illegal..Dumbed down Americans should be illegal.

If you don’t protect your rights…the bad guys will rule with guns once again….and they’ll come in uniforn like the original criminals.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 7, 2011 2:25 pm

Again..permits are illegal.

People should not have to get permits for a “right”.

The crimes are being commited by those who get guns without permits…so that permit argument is out the window.

The Laws are being made so that those who are legally trying to survive can not carry guns to ward off the criminals…More criminals…more “for profit” jails raking in the money through free labor (slavery).

Plaxico Burress was a victim and with the right Lawyer he would not have served 1 minute in that illegal institution.

How in the hell someone get convicted for mistakenly shooting themselves.

The asanine argument that he could have shot someone else is ridiculous…He didn’t.

If you run into a tree with your car near a park….(an accident)…..should you be jailed because you could have hit a pedestrian in public?

wake up people.

This is what happens to a country on aspartame..

They get raped by an out of control, crooked government.

btc24
btc24
June 7, 2011 2:25 pm

Songs, I can’t even follow that logic. I’m sure if you were at the club with Plax and that bullet hit you or one of your family members, you’d be singing a different tune. And yes, guns are ILLEGAL without a permit; especially in NY. Not everyone has the right to bear arms just like freedom of speech is not 100% true (e.g. yelling bomb in an airport). Don’t take it so literally.

schiller
schiller
June 7, 2011 2:25 pm

Songs, we CAN have it both ways, and in fact, we DO. We have the constitution, and then we have caveats – other laws. If you think it has to be ‘constitution, verbatim, with no exceptions, amendments, changes, or caveats – or no constitution at all, then we’d have ditched it (officially, as a country) a LONG LONG time ago!

Since you’re interested in history, FYI – the 2nd ammendment was in there because of the context of the new American government and Britain, not crime. It was a government in its infancy stages making sure that cititzen’s had the right to protect themselves against extremely abusive governments, like Britain had been to them.

schiller
schiller
June 7, 2011 2:29 pm

Songs, Plax did not go to jail for shooting himself. That’s 100% wrong. He went to jail for having an unlicensed, conceled, loaded gun in a region where that is explicitly illegal. Are you capable of understanding the difference?

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 7, 2011 2:31 pm

america incarcerates the largest percentage of their population compared to the rest of the world.

And that’s if you exclude violent crimes.

people …you better wake up….soon you’ll need a permit to breathe air.

oh..breathing is right….do we need permission to exercise a right?

jroc757
jroc757
June 7, 2011 2:33 pm

Is this GCobb or we are on Bass Pro Shop website????? Or perhaps we are on Fox news now and we want to discuss about the amendments/gun laws and all this other stuff……. This site I love it because we can all get our hate out on different topics…. LMAO……

I like Pickles better than Cucumbers………. Or better yet……. I prefer turkey bacon over bacon…… LOL…… If you have hate in your heart let it OUT!!!!!

jroc757
jroc757
June 7, 2011 2:39 pm

YOU DONT BAKE BACON YOU FRY IT!!!!!!!!…… LOL….. We as people should know the laws in america……. If you walk around with a loaded weapon whatever state you are in you must follow their laws (Period)…….. It’s just that simple……A women who does prostitution is some states get arrested 90+ times and receive a fine……. But in some states they receive 6 months to a year if they get caught doing it a handful of times……. This is america…….. Laws are Laws and thats whats makes our country so hated by other countries………. Atleast we dont get our hands chopped off for stealing a ham sandwich!!!!!! Or getting stoned to death for taking a short stack of ribs from a butcher shop!!!! MY GOODNESS……

schiller
schiller
June 7, 2011 2:40 pm

Songs, yeah, high incarceration rates, mostly because of drug laws, but that’s a whole different thing.

You’re so obsessed with the ‘it’s a right’ thing. You act like they are restricting rights for the heck of it. Do you not have any idea WHY gun permits were created? Not to put more people in jail. Not because rights have to be restricted or because the government loves to restrict them. GUNS songs. Freakin GUNS. That shoot BULLETS. That INJURE, HURT, KILL PEOPLE. PEOPLE. LIVES…..that kind of stuff… it’s..um… important.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 7, 2011 2:50 pm

guns are not illegal schill…wake the hell up!

and there’s no way his actions warranted 2 years of his life behind bars when no one besides himself was injured.

probation would have been a stretch.

Those laws are illegal according to the constitution and if you throw out the constitution the rights you have outside of the gun laws can also be determined illegal.

Be careful what you allow…checks and balances were put in place in case government gets out of control.

They are now demonizing militias….another right ..so people will not be in position to defend their homes from the foreign troops now on your soil who may soon have the legal right to round you up.

Nato troops who are criminals have the right to bear arms….but Plaxico Burress is a criminal for harming absolutely no one?

people….read the bill of rights..sports is good

yet can be a diversion while your rights are being destroyed.

Next thing you know ..”the joke for media” may soon say DJax tweeted Bin Laden a day before his body was conveniently dumped in the arabian sea..Yeah Djax is Alqaeda….the mythological group created by the C. I. A.

Don’t be surprised when stories like this ridiculous example arise.

Your rights will be taken away …and americans are now the new terrorists.

read sports….but stay informed…read the constitution and defend it…it’s the only weapon you have left against an out of control government.

jroc757
jroc757
June 7, 2011 2:59 pm

Songs…… I see your are deep within the control of the Government….. How do you feel about HAARP???? 2 me I think its a powerful weapon that america can control other countries by destroying any country on the universe…… I’ve read alot on Nikola Tesla……. How america ceased all his documents and now our Military is using all his studies in today’s technology……… This guy was such a genius……Hell were suppose to get free energy…….. It’s crazy the world we live in!!!!

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 7, 2011 3:01 pm

Alright Schill…Guns are illegal….lets rid the earth of guns,…..ok

police no guns…army no guns…..I like that.

The constitution gave citizens the right to bear knowing we would come to a time in which the people would need to defend themselves against government.

When the America warred against the British…it was called mutany in Europe…illegal it was called..Yet we call it freedom and revere those actions.

Well they were british citizens fighting against tyranny.

Should we follow in those same footsteps against tyranny?

Just look back less than a 70 years ago..Hitler used the same program that led to a serious ethnic cleansing in Europe. Are we now stating Hitler was correct for disarming it’s population?

If you don’t know history…you’lll be doomed to repeat it.

Some might think this have nothing to do with Plaxico Burress..But think…Rights are usually taken one case at a time. If we allow this gross injustice to happen to Plaxico Burress…Who is to say we wont be next?

Burress should sue the goverment’s ass for 2 years of wages a punitive damages.

He harmed absolutely no one.

schiller
schiller
June 7, 2011 3:05 pm

Songs, you are correct that guns aren’t illegal. And everyone here agrees with you. You’re arguing against people agreeing with you – you see how that makes you look like a moron?

You are also paranoid, severely, alarmingly paranoid. Is Glen Beck your source?

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 7, 2011 3:07 pm

something else you uninformed defenders of illegal laws need to know..

The government ATF have been caught again shipping guns over the border to drug cartels….No arrests folks

But now your right to bear arms are at risk based on mox media reporting guns are being brought by citizens and being illegally sold in Mexico.

The citizens are not selling them but the government is giving them away only to track them and blame citizens..So a new bill is passed restricting gun sales…wake up

btc24
btc24
June 7, 2011 3:16 pm

Songs, you really are paranoid man. Get a grip. And please don’t compare Plaxico Burress who can’t even keep his gun from going off to a police officer who has a gun to serve and protect. Not to mention how officers, NATO troops, what have you, all go through extensive training on carrying a weapon to avoid incidents like Plaxico. Have a gun is only legal under the proper provisions (i.e. a permit). If I’m not mistaken, it’s illegal for a convicted felon to have a gun; I guess they should be allowed to have guns as well to protect themselves in case the government begins to abuse their power?

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 7, 2011 3:24 pm

btc…it’s a shame…now being informed is called paranoia or conspiracy theories.
ok….go chew some aspartame gum and wash it down with a quart of flouridated water..and while you at it….go get your kids shot up with mercury laced vaccines that will retard them for the next generation of new drugs and diseases..on your way to the police station to turn in your firearm.
it’s aalllllllllll Gooooooooood.

you’re right….

anyway…Go Heat!!!!!

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 7, 2011 3:32 pm

convicted felons should have the same rights everyone else have under the constitution….again…isolated small situations should not change the rights of a mass population.

The best deterent for crime is a gun….period…if criminals came in contact with more gun owners they woould think twice before committing a crime..They know the odds are in their favor because we are being disarmed while they buy guns through other means.

The gun laws are helping the criminals and penalizing the legal citizens.

There’s no laws you can put in place for the lawless…

I’m done…you guys are too stupid to comprehend anyway..

Let’s discuss sports

dsm841
dsm841
June 7, 2011 3:46 pm

Songs do more drugs, seriously do more drugs. You must be out of your mind to think its a good idea for a convicted felon (i.e. rapist, drug dealer, drunk driver) to be allowed to carry a gun. They have these permits in place so wack jobs like you can’t carry weapons. Its a way to regualte people like you who have lost touch with reality and cannot function normally in society. I bet you thought the world was going to end a couple weeks ago also? Or are you banking on 2012?

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 7, 2011 4:04 pm

dsm…I have never in my life,…..used drugs…and I definately stay away from prescribed poisons you call drugs…be dismissive if you want….but I’ll say it again….If giving guns to criminals who are the minority of our population means taking away my rights, I’ll side on giving them the guns if they want them..the constitution will allow the majority to have more guns than the criminals..if the majority have the guns the criminals will die commiting crimes. we keep our rights in place and the criminals can play at their own risk.
I don’t buy the governments hype about crime while they let the criminals run wild and make laws to restrict those who only want to be in position to defend themselves from criminals.

schiller
schiller
June 7, 2011 4:36 pm

Songs, if you are going to argue for liberty, absolute lberty, at all costs, then you have to believe that it is legal to kill people. If you don’t believe that, then you then must understand that in order to have a safe, reasonable society, some liberties have to be reasonably restricted. If you agree that we should have laws that protect innocent people from getting hurt and killed (and you damn well should), then you should understand why some gun control is necessary. The concept that the best way to keep people safe from gun violence is to make it as easy to carry a gun as possible, is absolutely trash.

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
June 7, 2011 4:40 pm

Just to be on record, I’m all for signing Cheddar Bob. However, it shouldn’t be the number one priority.

dsm841
dsm841
June 7, 2011 4:47 pm

So pretty much you think the US should be like the wild west? Where you can go and take what you please from anybody at anytime? Please read your thoughts on this to your family or friends and let me know there reaction is. No sane person would nor should agree with you. Your idea of society would still put the less fortunate at an even greater disadvantage because they cannot afford those guns you believe should be sold like bottles of water. People with thoughts like yours are the ones who commit horrible tragedies. People whose view of reality is so warped they have no idea right from wrong. The United States treats its citizens far better than other county in the world, go to India or China and then tell me how much you hate your “rights”

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 7, 2011 5:36 pm

DSM..wake the hell up…the wild west would be sunday in a amish church compared to today….There was more order during the time of the wild west and there was no need to incarcerate on average of 10-15 percent of the population.

Yes ..it would be better if we were in the wild west.

Do you guys actually read history before making stupid statements?

Again….more guns deter crime….a restriction on guns benefits the criminals because criminals don’t go through the legalities…therefore less law abiding citizens have less guns.

Let’s stick to the constitution and if we are armed we can kill those who may rape, rob and murder on the spot.

or we can just go with what we have now.

Is it working? No

So let’s stick with the constitution.

FanSince1960
FanSince1960
June 7, 2011 6:18 pm

I think it is essential that everyone carry an unlicensed gun in their sweatpants while dancing in a club. If it is illegal, there should be a constitutional amendment.

DDCar
DDCar
June 7, 2011 6:22 pm

Damn, Songs & I thought I was a conspiracy theorist. Before everyone rips Songs, go watch Jesse Ventura’s show Conspiracy Theory, & tell me if your frame of mind doesn’t change. BTW, the Constitution & the Bill of Rights needs to be rewritten & updated to adapt to today’s times. It was written over 2 hundred years ago for gods sake.

Butch007
Butch007
June 7, 2011 6:29 pm

I really could care less about the gun situation at this point. I am disappointed that Plexico Burress, who was showing signs of declining skills before being incarcerated is a bigger free agent story than Vincent Jackson.

C’mon G if you’re going to do an article on Plexico Burress at least do a story on a real player that might make a major contribution to some team this season like Vincent Jackson. While I agree that Eagles need a big go to guy some other team should roll the dice on Burress while the Eagles get Vincent Jackson OR the Eagles should get Burress in addition to Vincent Jackson. My suspicion is that Burress, at this point in his career, is probably slightly better than Riley Cooper or worse.

DDCar
DDCar
June 7, 2011 6:38 pm

Why not give this guy a shot?! They signed that scumbag Vick. There is a special place in hell for guys like him, for what he did. Plax did no harm to no one but himself. They locked him up over would have, could have, should of BS, to make an example out of him. Don’t get me wrong he is a stupid, careless, idiot, but he was given a bad sentence. Something really sucks in this world when guys like Stallworth & Little get away DUI murders, Ray Lewis’s murder coverup, & Ben Rappestberger gets away with assaults on several women. He shot himself, no one else. He did not hold up anyone. If he can play, give him a shot on a incentive laid contract.

DDCar
DDCar
June 7, 2011 6:47 pm

Gents, i’m not trying to be an English teacher, but his name is PLAXICO not PLEX OR PLEXICO.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 7, 2011 7:59 pm

I keep hearing this word conspiracy theorists as if not believing bogus narratives or questioning the official stories are wrong.

Here’s a theory..tell me if you believe it.

19 hijackers who were trained to fly planes on U.S. army bases, hijacked 4 airplanes with boxcutters and flew 2 of them into the world trade center buildings and 1 into the pentagon.

2 serious leads led to a main suspect (Osama Bin Laden) an American born arab trained by the C.I.A..

Lead 1

One hijacker conveniently left maps of airlines with pictures of the world trade center in his luggage found by TSA and confirmed by the FBI…

Lead 2

in the debri of on of the towers blew to powder was a passport which mysteriously survived the plane explosion and the building collapse only to be found conveniently on the rubble which pinpointed one of the hijackers leading to Bin Laden.

2 planes hit buildings…yet 3 buildings collapsed.,,,and for the first time in the history of buildings in the united states, not 1 building…. but 3 buildings collapsed due to fire.

This gave us no choice but to go into Iraq ..a country that had nothing to do with 911 and kill 1,000,000,000 Iraqis..

And bomb people in Afghanistan over ONE MAN who til this day have never been wanted for the 911 attacks on the terror wanted list.

2 countries bombed because of Bin Laden, yet he was not found in either of the 2 countries.

Now, He was found in Pakistan…killed and body was conveniently rested at sea…

but it don’t end there.

america is contemplating warring with Pakistan for haboring Bin Laden…The same guy no one can prove was in Pakistan because there’s no body as evidence.

Now…who believe that conspiracy?

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
June 7, 2011 8:58 pm

Hey Songs, move your ass to Canada or Mexico if ya don’t like it….get off my lawn boy!

FanSince1960
FanSince1960
June 8, 2011 12:29 am

Anyone who tries to make America culpable for the bombing of the World Trade Center and doesn’t hold Islamic terrorists responsible is as absolutely disgusting as it gets. They shouldn’t move to Canada or Mexico, Birdo, that is WAY too good for them. They should move to Yemen or Iran. As Chubby Checker said, “How low can you go?”